#412 : The final hours of Martin Luther King Jr.

The final hours of Martin Luther King Junior. The progressive promise of a People’s Budget. Plus a compelling call for Medicare for all.

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An author explores the final hours of Martin Luther King, Jr. and what more we can do to fulfill his vision. Plus,  a “people’s budget” for economic justice. And the Bill Press Show on how to guarantee healthcare for all Americans.


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Christopher Cook

Every year, the Congressional Progressive Caucus puts forth “the People’s Budget.” It’s a roadmap to meeting the economic needs of all Americans. Our next guest explains why they do it and what’s in it.

Joseph Rosenbloom

This week, Americans once again join together in the annual commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.   In 1968, King arrived in Memphis Tennessee hoping to galvanize a movement for economic equality. One journalist took on the task by writing a vivid account of his final hours.  In this encore interview, author Joseph Rosenbloom takes us along on his journey.

Rebecca Vallas

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